Britain hit by EARTHQUAKE as people report ‘violent shaking’ in homes from Cornwall to Blackpool
Terrified Britons told of damaged buildings, objects falling off shelves or walls, furniture moving and lights flickering when the strongest tremor in a decade hit just after 2.30 pm near Swansea in South Wales.
Several buildings in Bristol were damaged, Swansea University was evacuated and people ran into the streets in fear, as the tremor was compared to everything from a “massive explosion” to a car crash.
The earthquake was felt by as many as 10 million Brits as far away as 200 miles from the epicentre in Cwmllynfell, and it was the strongest in South Wales in more than 100 years.
There was confusion and panic in the immediate aftermath, as many Britons weren’t sure what they were experiencing as their homes were rattled by the tremor.
In another report the earthquake was located 3 km NE of Clydach, Wales.
I live quite near Wales (red star right). So I was only about 100 km (62 miles) away.
People all over England seem to have felt it.
But I didn’t feel a thing.
I would have been sat in front of my computer yesterday at 2:30 pm. Perhaps I was too lost in thought to notice?
But I remember noticing an earthquake when I was living in Bristol about 30 years ago. I had a TV set with a telescopic aerial which started waving around.
Perhaps I should keep a little telescopic aerial somewhere, to notify me of these events.
Or is it that the earthquake shock waves are felt more readily in some places rather than others?